Latest football and other sports news in Nigeria, Africa and the world

Arteta Emerges Favourite To Replace Wenger At Arsenal
Former Everton and Arsenal midfield maestro Mikel Arteta is now the favourite to become the next Arsenal manager, Sky Sports News understands.
Niger Tornadoes Defender Dies In Tragic Accident
Niger Tornadoes defender Hussaini Isah passed away in Minna, Niger State, on Monday evening after reportedly being struck by a motorcycle, the Nigeria Premier Football League club has confirmed.
UEFA Unveils Goal Of The Season Nominees
Ronaldo Wants Real To Pay His £26.45m Fine, Club Refuses
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told Real Madrid he wants them to pay his fine to the Spanish tax office as part of the deal that will see him commit his future to the club.
Buffon Decides Future Thursday
Italy and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is expected to announce his retirement during a press conference on Thursday morning.
Modric, Rakitic In Croatia’s W/Cup Squad
Lukas Modric and Ivan Rakitic made Croatia's 28-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup where they face Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland in Group D. 
Ex-Eagles Star Knock NPFL Star Over Norwegian Trial
Lokosa Reacts To Eagles W/Cup Invite
Kano Pillars hit man Junior Lokosa has attributed his invitation to the Super Eagles 30-man team for the 2018 World Cup to God. 
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Babayaro, Ugbade React To Rohr’s 30-Man World Cup Squad
Former internationals Emmanuel Babayaro and Nduka Ugbade are satisfied with Nigeria's 30-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Mancini Becomes Italy Head Coach
Italy have confirmed former Inter Milan and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini as their head coach.
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Eagles To Pocket $2.8m W/Cup Bonus
Super Eagles players will pocket $2.8M (about N1.8bn) as share of the money for World Cup qualification, according to President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick.
Argentina FA Speak On Hiring New Coach For Messi
Argentina Name Killer W/Cup Squad For Nigeria, Others
Argentina has listed Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Mauro Icardi in their 30-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup.
PSG Appoint Thomas Tuchel As New Coach
Paris Saint-Germain have appointed former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel as head coach to succeed the departing Unai Emery.
Rohr Releases 30-man Provisional List For World Cup
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Monday released a provisional list of thirty players for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ebola Outbreak Won’t Affect Eagles Friendly Match With DR Congo – NFF
Nigeria’s friendly match against the DR Congo is not under threat in spite of the Ebola outbreak in the country, the Nigeria Football Federation has said.
Harry Kane Challenges Salah To Repeat Goal Scoring Feat
Tottenham Striker Harry Kane has challenged Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to repeat his record-breaking goal tally to be recognised as a "great".
I’m Not Ready To Manage Against Arsenal – Wenger
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger does not believe he is ready to manage against Arsenal yet.
I Am Under Pressure To Add Players In World Cup Squad – Pinnick
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has  said that he is under pressure from agents persuading him to include players in the final list of the World Cup squad.
Federer, Nadal Stroll Into Quarter-finals At Indian Wells
Federer Replaces Nadal As World Number One
Roger Federer has replaced Rafael Nadal as world number one in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday, after the Spaniard's surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters.
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua Ranked Fifth Richest British Young Star
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has landed another knockout blow after seeing his fortune soar by £20m.
Lokosa Scores 18 In 20 As Pillars Beat Kats‎ina 3-1
Junior Lokosa grabbed a double as Kano Pillars beat neighbours Katsina United 3-1 on Sunday to sustain pressure on leaders Lobi Stars in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Mancini Leaves Zenit
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has part company with Zenit St Petersburg by mutual consent.
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